Easy Async and Await for VBs Part 1, or…

…letting your code do absolutely nothing! We’ve all been there, one way or the other. Either as users of an app or as the developer to whom users complained to: When a typical Win32 app is waiting for an operation to complete, we often get to see something like this: In discussions about how to… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 5: calling into platform-specific APIs from PCL

This is Part 5 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX > Part 5: How to… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 4: using SharpDX for sound effects

This is Part 4 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases > Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX Part 5: How to… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 3 (for the end-user): roaming settings, and in-app purchases

This is Part 3 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code > Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX Part 5: How to… Read more

VB Universal Windows App Part 2 (for the developer): sharing XAML, Assets and Code

This is Part 2 of the “VB Universal Windows App” series: Part 1: Setting up the universal Windows app in the Dev Centers, and in VS Solution Explorer > Part 2: Sharing XAML, Assets and Code Part 3: Local and Roaming settings, and In-App purchases Part 4: Sound effects with SharpDX Part 5: How to… Read more